Many people in Southern California never have their chimneys swept. As home inspectors, we often see a neglected fireplace, and too often we see chimneys that are in very poor condition.
Over the past 20 years, windows have become increasingly more sophisticated, using new materials with more energy-efficient properties. Single-pane glass has been
replaced by double, triple and even quadruple panes, with insulating materials separating the layers. Inert gasses have been pumped between the panes, adding to the
window’s insulating properties. Even the glass itself has been coated to reflect heat.
There are many dangers lurking around your home. Some of these are obvious, but some can easily be overlooked. Here is an infographic showing some of the dangers that can appear both indoors and out and around your home that you should be aware of. We all know that our medicine cabinet should be… Read more »
Tankless water heaters do use less gas than traditional water heaters. However, modifying an older home to accommodate a tankless water heater may offset any potential savings. Read this article for things to consider before upgrading your water heater.
Escrow can be cancelled for many reasons. The most common is a low appraisal. But repair items and sellers may be problematic. Find out how our Cancelled Escrow Protection covers you.
High water pressure can cost you money through waste, damaged plumbing and property damage.
One of our favorite magazines is Dream Homes Magazine. It is your source for some of the best houses for sale in San Diego. If you don’t get the print version, you can get it for free online! While you are looking at the beautiful houses, be sure to check out our ad.